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Seems Orange have annouced the ZTE Kis re-branded under their 'Cities Sebastian has visited' Range (honest I've been to everyone so far I'm getting paranoid...)

http://eurodroid.com...launching-soon/

Time for a new forum in the ZTE section....

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So I asked my contact why the hell Orange where putting out a PAYG android device that was of worse spec than the current preferred handset (the SF2).

Apparently this is the start of Orange's NFC offering, its going to be the first own brand 'affordable' device that you can use for contact-less payments...

You'd of thought they could of come up with something a little better, spec wise. but hey.. at least there is SOME reason to it

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QVGA and NFC, are they expecting fingerprint recognition or something?

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Orange do have some Orange NFC pre-pay credit card thing that you can use, I think you can transfer money from it to your phone balance and visa versa.

I'm sure I read something about a partnership they had going with Barclay where they had some sticker with the NFC you put on the back of your device..

I assume this is just part of that whole thing

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No Sign of it on the Orange UK web store but I did find this :

http://shop.orange.c...n/invt/10060944

Any of our .ch friends want to buy one?

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I saw this last week. I had bought sf for 69chf 2 months back on clearance sale. Going by the specs it looked crappier than sf. Maybe proccy and nfc is a plus but hey its armv6 which is almost a dead platform now. All this made me love my SF more for the price i got.....lol
But seriously sometimes I really wonder how many armv6 proccy did Zte buy.

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Kis is armv7 msm7225a

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Wow only if the screen was better it would been possibly next blade.

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I really dont understand why they did not just bung NFC into the Blade2, maybe bump up the memory or CPU and call it Blade3 and have done with it..

But then again, ZTE make this stuff to show to the carriers and for whatever reason some carriers have said they wanted them, so someone somewhere must think theres a market for the thing.

I wonder if it is an Orange.ch exclusive.. do they have the blade2? its hard to keep track

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No blade2 on orange ch. UK always had more options like sf2 and mc. I guess this is one of the phone which didn't make to UK site yet.

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I wonder if it is an Orange.ch exclusive.. do they have the blade2? its hard to keep track


Virgin Media have got the Exclusive for the Kis in the UK, by the way, this thread made it to the front page: http://www.modaco.co...-virgin-mo-r625

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Interesting, anyone got one yet :)

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I would have bought it if someone say that it's unlockable.

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well till someone gets one and we can start the experiment who knows..

Its possible that it might be unlock-able as the more recent ZTE devices.

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May pick one up. I like the idea of getting jellybean on these chipsets

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Still no buyers? Hmm, I'll have to go take one for the Team tomorrow then.

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Well as I seem to keep finding myself saying, its a nice little device, the lip on the front reminds me very much of the G1.

The Camera is not THAT bad for a 3M one, and it seems nippy enough..

but oh god, Virgin have done a worse job on branding this phone than Orange ever used to, its just horrible.. The Icons have all been replaced, there are not THAT many bundled apps I guess... the lock screen has some monstrocity that looks like ICS's but actually has 'long press to continue' around it.

at 50GBP tho, its probably the best Android device your going to get in that bottom price range

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So Sebastian404 will you be producing a custom rom, have you found kernel source yet, what's performance like, and how long does the battery last?

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So Sebastian404 will you be producing a custom rom, have you found kernel source yet, what's performance like, and how long does the battery last?


Suffering from yet another cold (or maybe the last one back for another go), so I've not really had much chance to play, but they have done a really crappy job of customizing it, the graphical style makes it look like one of those cheap iphone knock offs.

Its nice and fast for what it does, I charged it up last week in London, and put it back in the box to bring it home, its still got 50% charge after beening on for a week (tho with no SIM or Wifi) so its standby time seems awesome :)

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